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The Systematic Employment and Training of the Insane

  • Edward D. O'Neill (a1)

The subject-matter of this paper is one that I have always taken a great interest in since my connection with psychology, believing it to be the key-stone to modern treatment of the insane, and a valuable adjunct in setting a good example to a class of people who are prone to do evil as the result of their mental aberration, or the tendency to do nothing, or from want of something to do. It is a truism that work is a powerful antidote to low spirits, and if we contrast the asylum treatment of to-day with that of years ago, how strange and startling is the effect!

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P. 192.

“Lectures,” p. 135.

“Take's Dictionary,” Vol. i., p. 507.

§ “Journal of Mental Science,” Vol. ix., p. 36.

Read at the Irish Divisional Meeting held at Limerick, October, 1895.

[These proposals have been ably advocated by Dr. Mercier in his book on Asylum Organization and Management, q.v.—Ed.]

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